Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent.

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Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#137438 Nov 13, 2012
I just prayed that you would say something really effing stupid and bang! My prayer came true! Thank you ceiling fan!

:))
Eagle12 wrote:
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In fact Christianity has saved millions through our hospitals, giving food to the hungry, clothing and shoes. Building schools and drilling fresh water wells in poor schools. Reaching out to the homeless. Drug and Alcohol rehab centers, and prison outreach.
Lives saved by Atheist Hospitals, and generous giving?
Zilch……
Those that died under Atheist leadership, ohhhh only about 180 million.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#137439 Nov 13, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
I just prayed that you would say something really effing stupid and bang! My prayer came true! Thank you ceiling fan!
:))
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1)The silent whirring of the ceiling fan removes all doubt, for it would say something if it didn't approve, no?-Revolution 1:1

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#137440 Nov 13, 2012
Peace and cooling circulated air be upon thee.
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text> 1)The silent whirring of the ceiling fan removes all doubt, for it would say something if it didn't approve, no?-Revolution 1:1

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137441 Nov 14, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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I'm thinking the hands grabbing the edges of the bed and the arching back has something to do with the stream of piss.
I'll have to research this in much greater detail. I'll let you know.
Please do. You'll need at least a sample size of 30 individuals to say anything statistically useful.
Thinking

Dalry, UK

#137442 Nov 14, 2012
christard nobshite.
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>14Nov12.....
.....You obviously have Not drank Black Ice.
Ps:....or Bubra No. 5
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#137443 Nov 14, 2012
Thinking wrote:
christard nobshite.
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A draw against those bloody Aussies :(

Still, well done, Michael Clarke. One of the premier batsmen in cricket, mehinks
Thinking

Dalry, UK

#137444 Nov 14, 2012
A record for Brisbane, I believe? Hell of a knock.
Double Fine wrote:
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A draw against those bloody Aussies :(
Still, well done, Michael Clarke. One of the premier batsmen in cricket, mehinks

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#137445 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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“these beliefs need to be snuffed out.”
What you are talking about is censorship. The government controlling religious beliefs so as to represent your own ideology. What happened to separation of Church and State?
No, it is called education. How many gods have been abandoned, once the followers were Educated? States with the lower educational score rank higher in religious beliefs.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#137446 Nov 14, 2012
Thinking wrote:
A record for Brisbane, I believe? Hell of a knock.
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When he took over the captaincy, I thought that this bloke could never fill the shoes of a bona fide legend like Ponting... But he is doing a good job. His batting is second to none. I watched him hit a triple century.. The man has class

We were lucky, methinks. Firstly, we did not select a specialist spinner. That was a big (and costly) oversight. Then, we lost JP Duminy, due to an Achilles tendon injury. He WAS our spinning option, so losing him, meant that we had to resort to untested part-timers, costing us a lot of runs.

For once, our fasties were well contained. Good, methinks. They were flying, and it is always good to be humbled once every often

Great rugby the weekend! France 33, Australia 6!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#137447 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>I kinda glazed over his post, but thank you. I thought he was still going on about cell phone towers.
I like cell phone towers.

EM induction.

Kirchoff's Laws.

Galvanic reaction. Frog legs jumping from electrical current,

As a magnetic field increases as it passes over material, it tries to push electrons to follow its polar path. If strong enough, it can cause a current flow. If not it builds a charge up in that direction. The current flow or charge will return once the field passes. The atomic structure tries to go back to its normal state as designed. The magnetic field is like plucking a guitar string. Pluck it too hard and it breaks.

High frequency emissions can set up a resonance. That is the string going back and forth, which then also adds a bit of transverse motion, inertia, to the molecular strings. The ionic bindings get stressed more than normal. You can pop little strings in the atomic structure, creating a different substance, which then becomes part of the total circuit. It changes things.

I can go into great detail on how this works on a body, but not here. Just too many things to explain how they work.

Kirchoff's Laws have to do with current entering a conductor and returning to the source of the current. The current is divided through every thing in its path according to its ability to carry the load. But the total current is determined by Ohm's Law, which is basically the resistance to this current determines how much will flow. It also determines the voltage. This is assuming just a pure current flow. The values can be changed for different effects in technology. But basically, the EM induction starts a current flow that matter has to deal with.

Using that current division, here is an example of how it can break down molecules. Take 20 fuses rated at 10 amps, and one rated 10 amps and put them in parallel to the current flow. The difference in the rating is the amount of atoms in the fuse. Thin wire versus thick wire, if you will. Look up mhos.

The resistance of the wire is very low, let's say 1 ohm. Pass a magnetic field strong enough to induce a current of 211 amps. The 10 amp fuse blows. For an instant before the circuit can adjust to the new resistance, you have a surge built upon the original flow that still has to be transferred. It passes through the other fuses. The surge affects some of the fuse material on the atomic scale, changing its resistance and distribution values.

Like I said, this is very complex to write in detail. Simply put, the EM induction is like a hammer hitting the molecular construction. Some of it can shatter and then recombines in a new matrix. This happens continually in your body, but there are circuits that try to correct it. That is how complex your evolution process has to be. But failure can result in mutation. Today's EM environment is a lot more energetic and diverse than just 100 and less years ago.

BTW, if you induce a current to the body, that energy is transmitted within the body and released slowly by those circuits I mentioned. Has to do with being a relative single body. However, if the supplier of the EM energy can connect the other end of its circuit, then you get a full surge. That is how electrocution works. Simply put, if I direct a beam of sufficient EM toward your body, and provide a means to return it to how I generated that beam, then you will dance to my tune.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#137448 Nov 14, 2012
NightSerf wrote:
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I don't know whether it was intentional or not, but your last sentence is hilarious... "Neigh." A little horse in the throat, Mr. Ed? Choke on your filly mignon? Pony up. Do tell.
I meant Nay. Glad I entertained you.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#137449 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Muchacho, "Hopelss" so happens to be the poor ass that you ride on vato. Dat is a good name for a poor animal Muchacho. I feel sorry for your poor ass senor.
"Hopelss"?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#137450 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Voodoo works, as far as I know.
Sounds kinda dumb, doesn't it?
It's fine that you think it works, but understand that your belief has no basis in reality.
Prayer does work. It's fine that you think it doesnt work, but understand that your belief has no basis in reality.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#137451 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Those things totally are expressed in the bible, what book are you reading?
Bigotry & racism are in the Bible??

Please tell me which scriptures you've misread.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#137452 Nov 14, 2012
scaritual wrote:
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The only way you can reconcile your mythical deity belief and the reality of evolution is to blend the two.
What mythical deity belief?

You're confusing me with someone else, I think.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#137453 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text> http://www.allaboutscience.org/evolution-of-m...
You shouldn't get your talking points from badly disguised apologist websites. " Allaboutscience.org " LOL
The point is still clear,..
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#137454 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Prayer does work. It's fine that you think it doesnt work, but understand that your belief has no basis in reality.
Fuuny. The facts that prayer doesnt work is proof that God is imaginary.

Try healing an amputee with your magic incantations.

The fact is the only prayer that works is either coincidence or faith healing, which is purely psychological.

Prayer is pure superstition.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#137455 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
Actually, that little nugget of wisdom is all over the internet, so I don't know exactly where you got it, but still - apologist sites are bad, mkay?
Oh ya, I forget the rule of atheistic arguing....

The only sites that can be used are athi-approved sites like godchecker & the evilbible ones...

Got it. I'll try to remember that...

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#137456 Nov 14, 2012
Different disciplines of science try to explain things within their frames of reference used in that discipline. They try to explain it with what they know, their logic base derived from that study. Meteorology is an example.

But they all boil down to the transfers of energy within this environment and out universe. Physics based.

I harp on EM being the primary mover and shaker, because it is. It is the outer layer of what we call nuclear physics. It is a cushion of charge around a nucleus. It is also how we determine there is a nucleus. But that is not something I will get into now.

Here is a prime example of how your existence is EM driven. One you can observe for yourself.

Every single morning after the sun rises, it gets colder. That is the coldest part of the day. We start to get bombarded by solar radiation and it gets colder. This doesn't happen standing in front of a heater, but it does at the beginning of an energetic day. Here is why.

There is something called the Seebeck-Peltier Effect. This is energy transfers causing voltage differentials, and any accompanying current flows, within a chunk of matter, resulting in a temperature difference. Conversely, you change the temperature of a chunk, and it polarizes into voltage. One side of an electrical circuit is colder than the other side. Simply put, you are sucking energy from one spot leaving it colder, and heating up the other side with the addition of energy. This energy is in the form of EM. They make refrigerators and thermocouples using these principles.

Skin temperature is about 76-77 degrees. Anything cooler feels cooler. It is sucking heat from you, To notice this temp change in the morning means you have to be on the cooler side, or in higher altitudes, and not too focused on other things. It is really only in the range of a couple of degrees drop.

The sun rises, bombarding the atmosphere with EM energy that then starts a transfer. If you pay attention you will also notice on still mornings you will get a little breeze starting about 8 and ending before 11. It will tend to be westerly, but it depends on all sorts of atmospheric conditions. Varying air pressure and masses can redirect it.

When you get older, and don't have so much excess energy, you notice this more, too, if sitting still.

A constant varying flux of EM energy starts and keeps things running. The earth is a relative single mass, with many relative single masses, all bound together primarily by the EM force, and those single loosely bound by gravity, with this energy flow finding the path of least resistance, either because the material allows for it to flow, or it is to weak to fight it.

There is something else keeping you together, and us as a species for so many years, than this necessary randomness of energy transfer a universe set loose would allow for. There are lots and lots of cosmic forces that will smoke your ass in an instant.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#137457 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Bigotry & racism are in the Bible??
Please tell me which scriptures you've misread.
Take off your Jebus glasses and read the Bible as it was written. You will find that the group of desert nomads that biblegod chose to give his revelations to, are the most barbarous, violent and deranged people on the planet.

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